First Move Out Inspection

First Move Out Inspection
I conducted my first move out inspection this week since we had a tenant moving out of the property.  And let me just summarize by saying, people are dirty!!  Unbelievable.  I was extremely disappointed at the condition of the property during the inspection.  I’m convinced that no effort was made on their part to do ...

Ending Our Tenant’s Lease Agreement

When we purchased our duplex back in June, the plan had always been to live in one side while renting the other side out.  At the time we became official owners of the property though, both sides were fully rented and in the middle of their initial one-year terms.  Not a problem — the lease agreements between the tenants ...

The Process of Purchasing Our Duplex Part 2

We recently purchased a duplex property as our first official home and I started sharing the process of purchasing that duplex in a prior post.  Due to the length of content I thought it would be best to break it up into two parts.  In that first post I talked about the following steps: Preliminary Property Search Online ...

The Process of Purchasing Our Duplex Part 1 2

Conceptually I understand the process of buying a home, or in our case a duplex.  You review the available properties in your market, secure a bank loan, make an offer where both sides agree, then go to the closing table to finalize the purchase.  Easy, right?  In theory it is!  But in reality, there were a number ...

We Bought a Duplex

Last month I wrote about my thoughts on deciding to buy or rent in our new home city.  I am pleased to report that we found and purchased a duplex property!  I can’t begin to tell you how many properties we looked at during the last several weeks.  Our realtor did a great job and ...

Deciding to Buy or Rent

Deciding to Buy or Rent
I’m at a crossroad right now and am trying to decide what the best course of action would be moving forward. I just graduated college last week. I’m about to start my brand new job. The questions now revolve around the housing situation moving into the future. We need a place to live! The top ...